February 03, 2022 3 min read

The sense of smell is a powerful tool for those that want to shift their mood in one direction or the other. 

Our mind is governed by the senses we have at our disposal to experience the world around us. This is especially true for the sense of smell, which has an intimate connection with memories and how links form in the brain. As a result, smell is deeply tied to how we recall memories, with some feelings or distant recollections staying locked away before springing back to life after experiencing a specific scent. 

Furthermore, the olfactory/cognition connection in our minds means that smell and scent can also be used to evoke certain feelings. We can boost our productivity, calm anxieties, and lift our spirits with the correct scent application. 

In today’s blog, we’ll be taking a deep dive into a selection of fragrances and the feelings these aromas can trigger, with an emphasis on how these apply to our range of wood scents. 

Read on! 



Sandalwood is a bright, warm, and fruity fragrance that belies a depth and lingering quality that makes it ideal as a base or middle note in perfumery. Sandalwood is perfect for enhancing other scents and elevating a blend to new heights. 

Sandalwood is also perfect for aiding emotional well-being and is ideal as a grounding aroma for anxious minds. Little wonder then that Sandalwood has a long tradition of meditation practices stretching back thousands of years. 

Sandalwood is used in our Sandalwood in Oak | Santal en Chene fragrance by Mackenzie Reilly. Sandalwood opens up the bouquet with earthy oak textures as a base to create a profoundly welcoming and profound fragrance. 



The creamy texture of vanilla on the olfactory sense is a uniquely popular scent that has been enduringly popular for decades. 

Vanilla is a bright, refreshing aroma that elevates the mind and body, often triggering feelings of joy and contentment. Vanilla helps energize your mood and bring improved clarity to your thoughts. 

Vanilla is expertly felt in the Oud in Bourbon | Oud en Bourbon fragrance by Pascal Gaurin. With both Oud and bourbon providing deep, exotic aromas that captivate the mind, vanilla helps to bring a sense of serene confidence to the mysterious blend. 



Not so much a single fragrance but a collection of citrus notes, “citrus” refers to a wide range of fruit fragrances. However, the resulting emotional response is often the same, so the collective term is applicable. 

Citrus fragrances help boost the mood while balancing feelings of stress and anxiety. Citrus can be profoundly stimulating as a fragrance and can be paired with a wide range of base notes and middle notes to create a refreshing bouquet that uplifts and inspires. 

Our Orange in Chestnut | Oranger en Chatainger fragrance by Carlos Benaim is a prime example of how citrus can be utilized to uplift an experience and inspire through smell. This blend harnesses the woody textures of chestnut wood to give warmth to an emotional and provocative citrus experience. 

That’s it for today’s blog, be sure to check back in the week as we delve deeper into the exciting world of luxury barrel-aged scents for the home and personal use.